Varjag snuddade vid det rätta svaret - årtalet stämmer, men...
"When you’re small, as is the tiny, isolated Pacific isle called Pitcairn, its sweet to be “first.” That’s the distinction the women Pitcairn will celebrate on Friday, November 29, 2013, - the distinction of being the first “country” in the world to grant suffrage to women. In their own way, the men of this little South Pacific isle will be celebrating it too.
It was in 1838, while calling at Pitcairn Island, that Captain Russell Elliott of the British warship H.M.S. Fly, answered pleas of the islanders for British protection from the depredations of American whaling crews who were visiting the Island in rapidly increasing numbers.
In the Constitution and code of laws that Elliott wrote, Pitcairn women were given the right to vote, and the education of all Pitcairn children was made compulsory."
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